Clwyd Metal Mines Survey
(also known as Vron)
lies in the community of Holywell in the county of Flintshire. It is located at Ordnance Survey national grid reference SJ18507510.
The mine is recorded in the CPAT Historic Environment Record as number 103462 and this number should be quoted in all correspondence.
Lead/Silver (Early 18th century-1911)
Early 18th century mining was operated by the Quaker Company in the area.
The Vron Mining Company appear to have operated in conjunction with the Pen-y-bryn sett, entering returns from 1871-1886.
The larger Pen-y-bryn Mine operating in the 19th century and making returns at the same NGR in Burt et al (1992) was later worked by the New North Halkyn Mining Company (PRN 103388). The Pen-y-bryn Shaft of this company, however and of the later Halkyn
District United Mines Company is the site now within the Wimpey Quarry at SJ20307070.
The Holywell Pen-y-bryn Mine worked the Caleb Bell cross-course of the Milwr Vein as it ran across the limestone hill of Pen-y-Bryn.
The Vron Mining Company probably working the area of Coed-y-fron Woods.
The late 19th century workings have obliterated the earlier evidence.
The area remains to the south of Pen-y-bryn Top.
The sett was drained by the Deep Level Tunnel.
This HTML page is reproduced from the Powys and Clwyd Metal Mine Surveys which were undertaken between May 1992 and December 1993 by Mark Walters and Pat Frost of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust with financial support from Powys County Council, Clwyd County Council and Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Further information about this site is available in CPAT's Regional Historic Environment Record.
Page produced by Rachel Stebbings and Chris Martin.
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